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It's Raining Men

all_wetCNN is reporting that Kerry has chosen someone for the veep slot; we're telling you that if it's Hillary, Drudge will eat Tucker Carlson's shoe. As for who it actually is: We are loath to weigh in on this issue with any seriousness (and there's really no reason for you to believe us) but we've been hearing a lot about a name that isn't one of the Big Three (Edwards, Gephardt, Vilsack) that most journos have been tossing about. That name? Bob Graham. Rumored to be on the long list, we hear he's still on the much shorter list. And why not? Last February he said that for a chance at vice president, he was "prepared to do whatever -- within reason; I'm not going to sacrifice any of my grandchildren." Let those without grandchildren try to top that.


The pros and cons of tapping Graham? Pro: Serious, educated views on foreign policy, could possibly help pick up some Southern votes, older guy with gravitas. Cons: Keeps track of bowel movements in obsessive, minute-by-minute diaries. You tell us which of these things the GOP would choose to make an issue out of.

[AP Photo/Gerald Herbert]

Kerry mum on VP speculation [CNN]

Bob Graham's Diary [Mefi]

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It started with them damn hats. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

A guest post by "Knitsy McPurlson," which we suspect is not a real name.

Yr Wonkette is not the only website run by brilliant peoples unafraid to poke people with sharp, pointy sticks. Ravelry.com – a website for knitters, crocheters, and other folks interested in textiles and fiber arts – is poking people with knitting needles, which are very sharp indeed.

This past weekend, Ravelry.com's founders showed the world how easy it is to de-platform white nationalists and racists when they banned all "support of Donald Trump and his administration" from their website, concluding they "cannot provide a space that is inclusive of all and also allow support for open white supremacy." Seems like people smart enough to decode a knitting pattern are also smart enough to decode Trump's not-so-hidden message of racism and white nationalism.

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One day, God willing, my grandchildren will click open their history textbooks and read about the Central American migrant internment camps. They'll learn about sick kids, locked in cages, kept hungry and dirty and cold for weeks on end, and they'll be horrified.

"Bubbie," they'll say, "how could this happen in America? How could there be toddlers sleeping on the ground without blankets, without soap or toothbrushes to clean themselves?"

"I don't know. I wish I had done more. I'm ashamed," I'll say. We will all have to answer for this atrocity. But some of us will have to answer more than others. Not just the archvillains like Stephen Miller and John Kelly, but the people who kept right on doing their jobs, even as those jobs morphed into defending concentration camps.

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